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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Grilling and fire pit reminders

Grill with hamburgers

Summer has (finally) arrived! Many of us enjoy breaking out our grills and having a fire outside with friends. Read through a few tips to remember.

Backyard fire reminders

  • Having a backyard fire? Use a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. It must be 25 feet away from your home, garage or any other structure.
  • There are no fires allowed in Fridley after midnight or before 9 a.m.
  • Burn only clean, dry wood or charcoal. Do not burn trash, leaves or brush.
  • An adult must be present, and a garden hose or other fire extinguishing equipment must be readily available.
  • Please be courteous of your neighbors and do not have fires on windy days.

Grilling reminders

  • BBQ grills should only be used outdoors and placed away from siding, railings, canopies or overhanging branches.
  • Clean your grill regularly – grease is a major source of flare ups.
  • Using charcoal? Let the coals cool completely before disposing in a metal container. Never put coals in a plastic container.
  • Keep a fire extinguisher within a couple steps of your grill and know how to use it.

Visit for more life-saving tips and fire safety advice.

*Minnesota State Fire Code does not allow apartment buildings, or any multi-family dwellings of three or more units to use grills on decks or within 15 feet of the building.

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